Grateful Dead Live at Soldier's And Sailors Memorial Hall on 1972-11-13
- Jeff Cotsman and Jeff Cook
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Playing In The Band
The Promised Land
Ramble On Rose
Me And Bobby McGee
Dark Star ->
missing 1st set except for //Playin'.
missing encore (Johnny B. Goode)
This a very good audience recording from the era, varying somewhat. There
is a splice in Dark Star at 11:20. The recording was normalized using Sound
Forge, and some track boundaries were fixed.
An outstanding bass solo launches right out of a complete meltdown during
this Dark Star. There is also a very fast Feelin' Groovy jam towards the
end. This Dark Star approaches perfection.
Huge thanks to Jeff Cook for sharing this one.
edits/encoding by J. Cotsman
- 2008-07-31 14:20:37
- Kansas City, KS
- Transferred by
- Jeff Cotsman
Subject: DS->DEW Delight
I wouldn't call the first 2/3rds of this Dark Star extraordinary (especially for '72 standards), but the last third of this version is the cat's meow! The patient listener will be rewarded with a piece-meal brewing of electrical dissonance that finally festers into an explosive orgasmic release of sound that segues into a bouncy "philo-stomp" before morphing into a peppy "feelin'groovy jam" that's played in double-quick time. Dig it, folks! What follows is a sweet MD that delivers like a good MD should.
As far as quality of audio goes, Owsley "Bear" Stanley's AUD is a top tier '72 recording. Listen and cherish, folks.
Subject: Here is where I entered.
I'll exit when I die I guess.
Subject: Indeed an extraordinary Dark Star
Subject: Awesome Dark Star
This show is all about the massive Star>Dew. The Dark Star is the most intense & explosive I've heard, telepathically played, with two psychotic meltdowns - as the notes say, "An outstanding bass solo launches right out of a complete meltdown during this Dark Star. There is also a very fast Feelin' Groovy jam towards the end. This Dark Star approaches perfection." And it goes into a sweet, mournful Morning Dew. A must-hear.
Subject: Don't Skip It For Being Partial, Great GD Here!
Very confident and energetic Promised Land kicks off the 2nd set. Gets the pulse in the room racing right off the bat. 72 Ramble On’s had attitude and often kicked ass. This one is no exception. Set 2 is moving along nicely. Placing Bobby McGee here seems an odd choice. It doesn’t crush their momentum like so many Ship of Fools did in later years. It left the set in limbo for about 5 minutes though. Sublime return to the main theme at 11:25. A very dark and scary tiger jam approaching the 23rd minute is vicious. Keith leads the way out, establishing a less ominous feel, but Phil immediately takes the reins. Phil leads them around with some stomping Bass lines, before the whole thing just explodes into one of the most fun and unique feelin’ groovy jams I’ve ever heard. The FG Jam here is hard to describe, you really ought to hear it for yourself. I will definitely be coming back for a second listen asap. Finally they come to the final meltdown into Morning Dew. 72 was sort of like a retooling year for Morning Dew. This one has the distinct feeling of focused direction, that many of the other 72 versions do not have. Very strong version. The Sugar Magnolia is fun and packed with energy, though it is unusually sloppy. Not so sloppy that it really detracts from anything…maybe a little though. The Casey Jones is moving along nicely, but the end is cut.
Even though this is only 8 songs of the 22 played that night, almost everything that really matters is here, and considering the available sources, it is a joy to have a really solid source of this Playin and Dark Star. I was only listening through small headphones at work, but chances are it will sound better through my speakers at home. For a 72 AUD, this one is really strong, I’ll hold off on saying anything like great until I listen at home, but of the 3 I’ve heard, this is definitely the best.
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